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  • Review Count
    3
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    May 11, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 2, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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Critically-acclaimed Blackbird is home base for Executive Chef Paul Kahan, winner of the 2004 James Beard Award for Best Chef: Midwest, and the 2013 James Beard Award for Outstanding Chef. Blackbird's principal partner, Donnie Madia, crafted a unique urban chic atmosphere that earned the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design in 2002.<br /><BR><br />Chef de Cuisine David Posey joined Kahan in the kitchen in 2010. Together they reinterpret classic recipes using simple, local, farm-fresh ingredients, and cutting-edge culinary technique. Their menu is, at once, highly creative and utterly approachable.<br /><BR><br />Blackbird is the premier, pioneer West Loop restaurant. Its award-winning cuisine, high energy, and precise service offer a modern approach to fine dining. Blackbird earned a place on Gourmet's 2004 list of the country's 50 Best Restaurants, an Ivy Award from Restaurants & Institutions, and induction into the Nation's Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
This is culinary art
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/29/2014
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
""Gourmet dining" doesn't due it justice.
Brings to mind people who play golf and say "yeah I play,just wish I were way better"
I love to cook , but a meal like this makes me feel like a hack golfer who's seen one of the best in the world ply their trade !
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Dined on 6/29/2014
 2008
Special Features: special occasion
0points
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This restaurant reinvigorates Boca Raton’s Mizner park dining scene with lively ambiance, striking interiors and a chef-driven American menu presented by award-winning celebrity chef Matthew Danaher. Restaurateur Gary Rack’s newest dining destination debuted in June 2010 after nearly $4 million in renovations, including eye-catching décor elements by Karen Hanlon and a chic indoor/outdoor bar and lounge area, perfect for game-watching or smoking a cigar. Grab a power lunch, enjoy “farm-to-table” dinner options, or grab cocktails and mingle. Lunch and dinner served daily. Happy Hour is daily from 4 – 7 p.m. and features a delightful Happy Hour menu | Friday is HAPPY HOUR ALL DAY beginning at 11:30 am - 7pm. <br />{Reversed Happy Hour} Friday & Saturday 10:00pm-2:00am featuring 25% off ALL RAW BAR items, Select Drinks are HALF OFF!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
1st time WOW,2nd THUD !
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"that uneviable experience were the first time was exceptional,then eagerly await return visit,and next out it's like falling off a cliff.
both times service wasspot on. but the flavors somehow went from macro.to micro.
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Dined on 6/20/2014
 2008
Special Features: hot spot, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
0points
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A funky local vibe with great comfort food from original and eclectic burgers to fantastic healthy salads, creative sandwiches, mouthwatering sides, and starters. We are looking to incorporate as many local and sustainable items on our menu as possible and running weekly and monthly specials to keep your curiosity attentive. We will carry an impressive list of craft beers, wines, and cocktails, again, trying to carry and utilize as much local product as possible. Our menu will give our advice and motive on beverage pairings with every menu item. Our bartenders will be mixologists with a high energy charismatic attitude. Our servers will be every diner’s best friend, full of knowledge to help guide customers to the perfect choice for maximum enjoyment. The Filling Station will be about a fun atmosphere, amazing service, and rockstar mind-blowing product.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
little fish in big pond
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"appreciate the spirit of the effort. but semi-obscure parcel in a restaurant dense area. nothing exceptionally good or bad.
(though most servers seemed newbies) basically felt like middle of the road sports bar. for the beer connoisseur,there's several better options close by. & in the vein of "upscaling" burgers ,nice effort,but no "wow" factor.
hoping for their success,but not placing any bets toward longevity.
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Dined on 5/09/2014
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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